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March 28, 2000|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

City Council approves $2 million to cover renovation overruns

The City Council unanimously approved last night a bill that provides $2 million for cost overruns on the police headquarters renovation project.

The money will pay for asbestos removal that contractors had not foreseen. With the new funds, the cost of the project totals $29 million and could increase before the project's completion in July 2001.

City officials estimate that cost overruns on the project could reach $12 million.

Bill introduced to designate police station as landmark

A bill designating the Victorian-style Northern District police station as a Baltimore landmark was introduced last night in the City Council.

Council President Sheila Dixon introduced the bill on behalf of Mayor Martin O'Malley as the administration prepares to relocate Northern District personnel from 3355 Keswick Road to a new $5.4 million building in the 2200 block of W. Cold Spring Lane.

Distinguished by its turret roofs, captain's walk and stained-glass windows, the red-brick station house was built in 1899. The new building is scheduled to open June 10, officials have said.

Folk singer Peter Yarrow to perform benefit concert

Peter Yarrow, of the folk-singing group Peter, Paul and Mary, will give a benefit concert for the nonprofit Downtown Baltimore Children's Centers from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 14 at First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, Park Avenue and Madison Street.

After the concert, Mayor Martin O'Malley will be honored at a private reception from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. for his leadership in promoting early childhood education.

Proceeds from the concert will fund a scholarship for children to attend the centers at 237 Arch St. and 806 Park Ave. Information and tickets: 410-669-1010.

Free paint available April 8 for community improvements

More than 1,500 gallons of free remixed paint will be distributed from 8: 30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 at the Loading Dock, 2523 Gwynns Falls Parkway in Northwest Business Center.

The paint will be given to individuals and nonprofit groups to use for community improvement projects. The paint is collected by local landfills, remixed and repackaged.

Individuals and groups must be registered with the Loading Dock to receive up to 5 gallons of paint. The Loading Dock is a nonprofit distributor of reusable building materials. Information: 410-728- DOCK.

In Baltimore County

Towson Business Association schedules breakfast April 11

TOWSON -- Towson Business Association will hold a networking breakfast to welcome new and prospective members at 8 a.m. April 11 at Souris' Saloon, 537 York Road.

The cost is $15. All members of the Towson business community are invited.

Information: 410-825-1144.

Overlea High School to hold college night for juniors

OVERLEA -- The Student Services Department at Overlea High School will present a college night for juniors and their parents from 7 to 9 April 11 in the school library.

Parents will have the chance to meet their children's counselors and learn about services available as the college selection and application process begins. College admissions officers recommend that students begin college planning before their senior year of high school.

Information: 410-887-5243.

Baltimore Science Fair set this weekend at university

TOWSON -- The 45th Baltimore Science Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday at Towson University.

Sponsored by Kiwanis clubs of Towson and Baltimore, and the university, the fair offers about 200 prizes and other recognition to high school students. The two grand-prize winners in the Senior Division will win a scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to the International Science Fair in Detroit from May 7 to 13.

The fair, to be held in University Union, will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 410- 356-9477.

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